Weekend Assignment

Pop quiz time. What holiday is celebrated (well, at least among hunters and anglers) every fourth Saturday of September? National Hunting and Fishing Day. What originally began in 1970 as a state holiday in Pennsylvania quickly gained national attention, and within a few years all 50 states followed suit. Since then it has served as a reminder of why we need to conserve our resources, protect our outdoor sporting heritage, and educate those who would otherwise never know the excitement of a fish on the end of a line or the rush from releasing an arrow. Why do I bring this up?  It’s just one more example of how much hunting, fishing, and the outdoors are part of America’s culture.  So here’s my assignment to you guys for tomorrow: Get outside! Go hiking in a park, fish a farm pond, hunt squirrels for the afternoon, or do anything else you can think of to commemorate the day. I know I will. —Ben